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Nursing

University of San Diego

M.Sc.
24 months
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1580 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Science in Nursing program at University of San Diego offers the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialties.

Overview

The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage acute and chronic health care needs of individuals of all ages. The Nursing program at University of San Diego provides a lifespan perspective focusing on acute and chronic mental health conditions and prepares graduates with skills in individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

Graduates of the FNP program are eligible to sit for Family Nurse Practitioner certification (FNP-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB), Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified (FNP-C).

Graduates of the PMHNP program are eligible to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification (PMHNP-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical practice within defined ethical, legal, and regulatory parameters in designing, implementing, and evaluating evidenced-based, culturally competent therapeutic interventions for individuals or aggregates.
  • Synthesize nursing and other scientific and ethical theories and concepts to create a foundation for advanced nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate leadership in collaborative efforts to develop and implement policies to improve health care delivery and outcomes at multiple levels of professional practice (institutional, local, state, regional, national, and/or international).
  • Incorporate research into practice through critical appraisal of existing evidence, evaluating practice outcomes, and developing practice-based guidelines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Physical Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Methods of Translational Science
  • Primary Care 
  • Pharmacology in Health Management
  • Health Policy Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

49 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSN degree from an approved, accredited school
  • Unencumbered, active California RN license
  • One year of acute-care clinical experience as a registered nurse
  • Basic statistics course
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the university application for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • (An official evaluation by World Education Services is required for all international transcripts.)
  • Three professional recommendations (application instructions)
  • Resume/CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1580 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1580 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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